Monday, June 2, 2014

Volunteer of the Month and TEAM MOW 2014!

Here is Todd Cross, our volunteer of the month! He is so dedicated to helping others, being a good neighbor and is always available when we are in a pinch! I have grown to depend on him as a valuable part of our helping community. Thank you Todd!
"I volunteer because there are so many in Missoula who are in need of a little help, and it's encouraging to see what a difference can be made in others' lives and in our own when we take time to respond to others' needs.  I've found that personal fulfillment is achieved through  acts of service, especially alongside others."
​- Todd Cross


Now is the time to form TEAM MOW 2014! If you would like to mow regularly for a person this summer, join the Team! When you go out of town, we can cover you, and some folks have mowers on site and some do not. Please let me know if you are interested asap! Folks who have had one round are ready for the next!
Thank you ALL!!
Nina (imaginemissoula@gmail.com)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My Hard Lesson In Empathy

I have been sick (like the stay in bed kind) for the last week. One day I came downstairs and looked out the window at the field of weeds, and I was wracked with guilt, embarrassed and concerned that my neighbors would be upset with me. I wanted my beautiful starts in the ground, but there they were, withering on the kitchen counter. I know that I will get well enough to get out there, that I have enough money for another set of starts. This is really a minor set back. Then I thought of all the people waiting for help from us with weeds, mowing, and planting and how they are not going to get well, and cannot replace starts as easily, and how for them, it can mean that they cannot live in their homes anymore. Wow. This is why we do this.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

GIVE LOCAL is HAPPENING NOW!!

Hi All!
WOW! Give Local Missoula has already raised over $35,000 since midnight last night! And Imagine Missoula has over $1000! You only have until midnight TONIGHT to give to local nonprofits and be part of this new Missoula tradition! Could you please donate just $10? Imagine what could happen if EVERYONE gave just $10? That would make a huge impact on our ability to keep helping Missoula neighbors in need. Huge. And we operate on donations and the big hearts of our volunteers, so we need your help!
Please go to the link and donate to IM, and the nonprofits of your choice (you can choose more than one!) 
Thank you!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Volunteer of the Month!

Here is our volunteer of the month for April - Pete Torbergson! He is an RSVP volunteer who I can count for thorough, thoughtful handy work! He amazes me, and I am honored to have him as part of our helping community! Comment here to let Pete know that you appreciate him too!
"One day, I’m going to be too old to do the simple things I now take for granted. I think that’s why I help people. I do for them the things they can no longer do for themselves. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. And I know they really appreciate the help."
Pete Torbergson

Monday, April 14, 2014

THANK you's and this week's BIG need!

Here come the THANK YOU's from last week - ready?
Thank you to Sabra, Olivia, Todd, David, Jon, Andrew, Nathaniel, Mike,KellyChris, Larry, Laurie, Elder Spencer Holland and crew, Gary, Sally, Alyssa and Julie for the AWESOME work you did gardening, raking, shed building, moving, and even curtain hanging for our neighbors in need! WOW what a crew!!
This week, a biggie: 
Homeless family with 3 kids finally has a home! Need 8-10 folks to empty 3 10x20 storage units and take to the new place. A big job, but so worth it to get them into a home! Mom, Christy, needs to have major surgery in Seattle next week, so can we try to get this done anytime from 4/15 in the afternoon on? Ask a friend to help! Bring joy and hope to this lovely family.
Referral was from the Missoula Interfaith Collaborative.
I will post more as they come in!
Thank you for all you do!
Nina



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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And you can call Nina to see how we can collaborate to make Missoula even better than it already is! 406-546-4697